Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Pacquiao: Mayweather Be a Man, Fight in Late May!

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao isn’t prepared to stoop down to the level of Floyd Mayweather Jr., who challenged Pacquiao to face him on May 5 by telling him via his twitter account - “Pacquiao I’m calling you out. Let’s fight May 5 and give the world what they want to see. My jail sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in. Step up punk.”

Pacquiao and his adviser Michael Koncz said the “Fighter of the Decade” will gladly fight Mayweather at the end of May emphasizing - “We are not ducking the fight. From a business perspective we are not going to throw away an additional $30-$40 million. Be a man (Floyd) and step up to the plate. Fight at the end of May and the fight is done.”

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, is looking to construct a temporary outdoor venue on the Las Vegas strip to maximize the revenue for a Mayweather fight. The venue would hold 45,000 to 50,000 people and provide and additional $30-40 million for the event, but the earliest time period to complete construction is late May. The MGM Grand, where Mayweather is scheduled to fight on May 5th, holds 16,500.

"If we do it on May 5, we would be limited pretty much to the MGM Grand, and we would probably do a gate of $20 million, a record gate. If we did it in this new temporary arena for 45,000 people, we would do a gate of around $60 million. The difference is a minimum of $40 million. It's an extra $20 million for each fighter... That's still a lot of money," Arum told ABS-CBN.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-12-2012

Bump..... [QUOTE=Kilrain;11657771][B]May 5 is perfect. This fight will smash all records and bring in well over 3 million pay-per-view buys. A stadium could easily be constructed by early May, but the stadium is an anomaly and in reality won't bring…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-12-2012

[QUOTE=brody111;11657325]For my first post ever i just want to say FU Arum![/QUOTE] LMAO, we got guys creating accounts just to tell Arum what an arsehole he is. Die slowly Bob.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 01-12-2012

[QUOTE=RossCA;11656772]I agree with most of that, but[B] wouldn't you want your fighter to come off an impressive victory before taking the biggest fight of his life to maximize the fights maketability?[/B] Right now, I think most people feel Floyd will…

Comment by Mohammedini on 01-12-2012

[QUOTE=pasawayako;11657786]It's up for floyd to fight pac before they lock his ass in jail but i think floyd would love to be lock than to be embarrass by pac in the ring.[/QUOTE] Are you gonna keep your promise of leaving…

Comment by pasawayako on 01-12-2012

It's up for floyd to fight pac before they lock his ass in jail but i think floyd would love to be lock than to be embarrass by pac in the ring.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (239)
Top Headlines Titles Changing Hands All Over: BoxingScene Ratings Update Haumono Motivated By Family To Blast Out Joseph Parker Selby Turns Back on Warrington, Eyes Frampton vs. Santa Cruz Porter Plans To Bang Away at Thurman's Ribs, Break His Body Atlas Would Love Pacquiao-Crawford, Spence Face The Top Dogs Bounced in Buffalo: 'Bump City' and 'Boom Boom' Hit The Skids Arslan Gets Foe: Manuel Charr, Adrian Granat, Fornling in Action Lara: Fans Will Get Tired of Golovkin's Easy Fights, He Needs Me Zabala To Take Stand in $27 Million Lawsuit vs. Canelo/Golden Boy Photos: Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Face-Off at 'A Los Golpes' Vargas, Salido Confident of Victory: Chavez Expects FOTY War Oscar Valdez Opens Camp in Carson For WBO World Title Fight Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is an Immense Fight, Says DiBella Roach Wants One Tune-Up For Chavez Jr. - Then Golovkin Fight WBO, WBC Have No Issue Sanctioning Canelo vs. Smith or Charlo Tony Bellew Ready: I Would Tank David Haye Any Day of The Week! Jose Pedraza To Be Ringside For Lomachenko-Martinez Bout Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams Set Down for July 16, Quebec David Haye To Tony Bellew: I'm a Bitch? I'll Smash You To Bits! Nietes' Promoter To Discuss Possible Juan Francisco Estrada Clash Drozd To Exercise WBC Title Shot, Starts Camp For Tony Bellew Joseph Parker's Handlers Are Open To David Haye Showdown Thomas Williams: A lot of People Wrote Me Off in Rodriguez Fight Dillian Whyte: I Got a 2 Year Ban, Browne Got 6 Months For PED! Golovkin's Coach: Kovalev Will Be Too Much For Andre Ward! Photos: Tony Bellew Grabs WBC Title With Vicious KO of Makabu Photos: David Price, Paul Smith Rack Up Big Wins in Liverpool Daily Bread Mailbag: Kovalev-Ward, Canelo-GGG, Crawford, More David Price is Hungry To Get His Hands on Anthony Joshua Hearn: If Haymon Brings Sack of Money - Burns vs. Broner in Vegas Andre Berto Targets Danny Garcia: I Want To Make a Statement! "Fighting Words" - The Revolving Door and Boxing's Changing Faces Mayweather Continues To Push a McGregor PPV With Poster Gervonta Davis is Set To Face Mario Rorozco on Barthelemy-Bey Photos: Orlando Salido Arrives in LA For Francisco Vargas War Mosley Tabs Porter Over Thurman: He Has Better Chin, Endurance Hearn: Badou Jack-Callum Smith is The Fight We're Pushing For Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement